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Slowdown issue solved in Vista, but not in 7. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm having a slowdown issue that's perfectly explained in this thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistaannouncements/thread/22a3f5f8-db7a-4583-ac47-c20c41cc3f48


    I've been having it for maybe a year now. I tried so many things to fix it. It was so bad I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 in the hopes that would help. It didn't, and, if I'd see than thread before I upgraded, I'd have seen that a firmware release solved the problem, which was apparently with the HDD. That update doesn't work in Windows 7, though, and I can't find a compatible one anywhere.


    Is there any way to update my firmware in 7?

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:40 AM

Answers

  • Which HDD do you use and which Firmware have you downloaded? Can you give me a download link, please? Also look with HDTune Pro which Firmware version you use.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:07 AM
    Friday, February 4, 2011 2:07 PM

All replies

  • What is slow? In the Vista thread you wrote that Vista boot slowly. Does it also happen in Windows 7? If yes, make sure you have the service Superfetch running and next try to speed up the boot with the help of my guide [1]. This trains the advanced prefetcher in Windows 7. This increase the boot performance a lot. All other tweaking tools are useless. Only use this method with this Microsoft Toolkit.

    If this doesn't speed up the boot process, follow my guide [2] to make a boot trace and compress the boot_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl as 7z or RAR and upload it to your Skydrive [3] and post the link here.

    I take a look at the trace, maybe I see what's wrong with your Windows.

    André

    [1] http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140262
    [2] http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140247
    [3] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:39 PM
  • To clarify, I know what the problem is, all I'm asking is if I can get around the firmware update not being for Windows 7.
    Thursday, February 3, 2011 4:09 AM
  • Which firmware? Of your HDD? Create a bootable USB flash drive or a Floppy and boot from it and run the flash tool. Read the documentation of the Firmware, it explains everything.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:45 PM
  • Yes, the HDD firmware. Unfortunately, there is no instructions in the documentation, because it just comes as a .exe. I tried extracting it to get the .iso (and there actually was a bit of documentation there, but nothing detailed on running it outside running the .exe), but when I burn that to a disc and boot from that it tells me that I already have the newest firmware, which is not true.

    Thursday, February 3, 2011 10:58 PM
  • Which HDD do you use and which Firmware have you downloaded? Can you give me a download link, please? Also look with HDTune Pro which Firmware version you use.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:07 AM
    Friday, February 4, 2011 2:07 PM